The Texas Chapter of the Antique Airplane Association will host its 54th annual fly-in Oct. 7-8 at Gainesville Municipal Airport (KGLE).
According to organizers, the Fall Festival of Flight will be aa weekend of celebration, [Read more…]
By Frederick A. Johnsen
Wave after wave of warbirds roared over the Chino Airport in California April 29 through May 1 in three days of commemorative flights that saturated the air with the sounds of radial and inline engines and the silhouettes of classic warplanes from another era.
Put on annually by the Planes of Fame Air Museum, a pioneering flying air museum, the event at Chino is logistically logical – Chino is home to numerous warbird restoration shops and museums, including the patriarch Planes of Fame. [Read more…]
SocialFlight’s Event of the Week is the Potomac Antique Aero Squadron 45th Annual Antique Fly-In. [Read more…]
Dispatch from KTRL, Terrell, Texas: I pull my mixture control knob all the way back, turn the key three clicks to the left to shut off the mags, and reach up to flip the master switch down.
Race 53’s engine doesn’t like to stop running, but finally sputters, coughs, stops. The spinning prop makes one last lazy arc, then is still.
I sit in the hot, damp cockpit, too tired to fully open the doors, unbuckle my seat and shoulder belts, or even remove my headset.
Racing is hard work. [Read more…]
The Reno Air Racing Association (RARA) have revealed that the U.S. Navy’s Blue Angels will headline this year’s performers at the 2016 National Championship Air Races, slated from Sept. 14-18, at the Reno-Stead Airport.
The Wings of Blue United States Air Force (USAF) Jump Team will also perform and Jim Peitz will pilot an aerobatic Beechcraft F33C bonanza. Performers also include the Lucas Oil Pitts, the Smoke ‘n Thunder Jet Car, and for the first time, an F-35A stationed at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale, Arizona will join the line of static displays. [Read more…]